Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BLOUNT COUNTY (56.36% responded)
Tennessee Middle School (84.64% responded)
Carpenters Middle School (57.14% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee
n = 59689 / dk = 310
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
47%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
49%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
47%
20%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
30%
44%
22%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Tennessee
n = 59637 / dk = 283
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
45%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16409 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
23%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
26%
52%
19%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions
Tennessee
n = 59533 / dk = 278
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
51%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
15%
56%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
19%
63%
15%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Tennessee
n = 59167 / dk = 705
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 440 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
46%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16300 / dk = 172
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
17%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
48%
15%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork teachers are required to do.
Tennessee
n = 58519 / dk = 1320
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
49%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16138 / dk = 334
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
50%
18%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
26%
56%
15%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee
n = 59297 / dk = 539
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
52%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16316 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
37%
33%
26%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students
Tennessee
n = 58901 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 437 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
58%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 255
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
56%
11%

Q2.2 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
Tennessee
n = 54200
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
20%
30%
32%
14%
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
30%
32%
17%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14929
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
22%
28%
35%
12%
2
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

19%
15%
58%
8%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 

20%
50%
23%
6%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14885
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
30%
10%
2
0
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

12%
54%
27%
8%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
36%
40%
16%
4
2
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14816
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
32%
11%
5%
2
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

23%
35%
23%
19%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Tennessee
n = 53855
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
70%
20%
2
0
0
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14815
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
56%
32%
5%
2
0
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

8%
77%
8%
4
4

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 402
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
32%
7%
1
0
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14776
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
31%
9%
3
1
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

54%
35%
4
8%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Tennessee
n = 54070
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 409
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
42%
49%
7%
1
0
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14896
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
38%
8%
2
1
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 

31%
54%
15%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
55%
31%
8%
3
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14930
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
31%
8%
3
2
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

4
58%
19%
8%
12%

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
53%
21%
3
1
2
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14730
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
53%
25%
6%
2
2
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

8%
54%
27%
8%
4

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Tennessee
n = 53839
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
34%
18%
10%
7%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
30%
18%
11%
10%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

19%
27%
27%
15%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 408
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
43%
11%
3
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14886
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
41%
15%
5%
2
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
31%
54%
12%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
37%
42%
12%
4%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14869
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
31%
41%
16%
6%
3
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 
 
 

36%
48%
12%
4

Q2.3 In an Average Week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 54515
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
19%
22%
26%
25%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 410
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
7%
20%
20%
31%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15012
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
8%
20%
23%
26%
22%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

4
19%
23%
35%
19%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
Tennessee
n = 59482 / dk = 357
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
50%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16384 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

15%
46%
35%
4

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Tennessee
n = 59673 / dk = 152
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
47%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 444 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
42%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16428 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
46%
30%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
44%
22%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communications technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Tennessee
n = 59668 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
59%
33%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
36%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 

48%
52%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Tennessee
n = 59583 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
51%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
52%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16400 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
31%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 

12%
38%
50%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Tennessee
n = 59367 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
59%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16342 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
7%
67%
22%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Tennessee
n = 59446 / dk = 506
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
48%
39%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16346 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

4
10%
48%
38%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 

48%
52%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Tennessee
n = 59305 / dk = 377
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
7%
55%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16310 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
48%
48%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Tennessee
n = 59195 / dk = 470
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
37%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16268 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
52%
44%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 59371 / dk = 403
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
46%
17%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16332 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
49%
29%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
44%
15%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
Tennessee
n = 56375 / dk = 3184
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 420 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
38%
46%
10%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15533 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
19%
62%
15%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with parents/guardians and the community.
Tennessee
n = 58858 / dk = 759
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
8%
65%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
58%
38%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Tennessee
n = 58915 / dk = 761
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
54%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16223 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
56%
37%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58860 / dk = 801
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 431 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

0
3
60%
36%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16211 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

0
4
60%
36%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
72%
24%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Tennessee
n = 58071 / dk = 1592
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
15%
57%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16018 / dk = 412
 
 
 
 

2
12%
59%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
78%
15%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee
n = 58251 / dk = 1241
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
56%
15%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
52%
8%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16040 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
13%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

27%
65%
8%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee
n = 57164 / dk = 2513
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
23%
61%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15690 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

3
17%
63%
17%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

31%
62%
8%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Tennessee
n = 57610 / dk = 2009
 
 
 
 

3
12%
59%
26%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
20%
63%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15785 / dk = 621
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
74%
15%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
Tennessee
n = 59322 / dk = 224
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
8%
61%
29%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16315 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
56%
41%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Tennessee
n = 59347 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
61%
15%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
68%
9%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16334 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
60%
14%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
15%
78%
4

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Tennessee
n = 59060 / dk = 277
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16249 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 

19%
58%
23%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Tennessee
n = 58951 / dk = 559
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
48%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 435 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
52%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16216 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
11%
59%
26%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Tennessee
n = 59033 / dk = 470
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
50%
36%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16237 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
50%
34%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
44%
52%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Tennessee
n = 58954 / dk = 602
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
14%
54%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16234 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

19%
56%
26%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Tennessee
n = 59088 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

1
4%
53%
41%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
5%
57%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16255 / dk = 125
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
40%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
59%
33%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Tennessee
n = 58407 / dk = 626
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16048 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
70%
26%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Tennessee
n = 58480 / dk = 416
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
31%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16076 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
48%
44%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Tennessee
n = 58157 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
15%
54%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15987 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

19%
59%
22%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Tennessee
n = 58119 / dk = 802
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 431 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
6%
52%
40%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15966 / dk = 233
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
33%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
11%
59%
26%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Tennessee
n = 56942 / dk = 1971
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
52%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 422 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
23%
47%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 529
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
52%
23%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
33%
52%
11%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Tennessee
n = 57759 / dk = 1215
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
29%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15854 / dk = 352
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
27%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

15%
67%
19%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Tennessee
n = 58066 / dk = 822
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
12%
53%
33%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15956 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
70%
22%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have at your school in each of the following areas.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
Tennessee
n = 57164 / dk = 2551
 
 
 
 

4
19%
38%
40%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 430 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
21%
40%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15718 / dk = 725
 
 
 
 

3
18%
37%
41%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

30%
41%
30%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Tennessee
n = 58069 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

2
10%
32%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
9%
27%
62%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16031 / dk = 368
 
 
 
 

2
10%
30%
58%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

15%
26%
59%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Tennessee
n = 57269 / dk = 2061
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
37%
39%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 424 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
33%
40%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15846 / dk = 482
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
36%
40%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

27%
38%
35%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Tennessee
n = 56959 / dk = 2587
 
 
 
 

19%
34%
34%
13%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 422 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
37%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15645 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
12%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
37%
26%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Tennessee
n = 57896 / dk = 1719
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
39%
26%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 426 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
42%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16000 / dk = 413
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
40%
25%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
50%
15%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Tennessee
n = 55184 / dk = 4404
 
 
 
 

38%
34%
21%
7%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

47%
33%
16%
4%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15175 / dk = 1222
 
 
 
 

39%
34%
20%
7%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

52%
40%
4
4

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Tennessee
n = 54879 / dk = 4761
 
 
 
 

53%
25%
15%
7%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 413 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

54%
26%
14%
6%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15078 / dk = 1338
 
 
 
 

57%
24%
13%
6%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

23%
62%
8%
8%

h. School improvement planning
Tennessee
n = 56738 / dk = 2841
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
38%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
38%
33%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15643 / dk = 760
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
38%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
22%
48%
26%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Tennessee
n = 58621 / dk = 1316
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
11%
58%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16116 / dk = 379
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
67%
30%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Tennessee
n = 59084 / dk = 719
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
49%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16263 / dk = 199
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
49%
30%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

15%
56%
30%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Tennessee
n = 58735 / dk = 1002
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
47%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 440 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
29%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16168 / dk = 270
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
7%
56%
33%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Tennessee
n = 58748 / dk = 1104
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
50%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16142 / dk = 316
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
33%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
52%
44%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Tennessee
n = 59502 / dk = 350
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

0
5%
43%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
4
44%
48%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58994 / dk = 835
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
51%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
41%
57%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16297 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

1
2
44%
53%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Tennessee
n = 58111 / dk = 1804
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
50%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 433 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
14%
48%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16019 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
8%
42%
46%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Tennessee
n = 58765 / dk = 993
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 437 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
13%
53%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16187 / dk = 250
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Tennessee
n = 57679 / dk = 2105
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
48%
31%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
47%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15868 / dk = 581
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
49%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
20%
40%
28%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Tennessee
n = 53762 / dk = 5882
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

3
16%
56%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14702 / dk = 1713
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
64%
24%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Tennessee
n = 58558 / dk = 1082
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16073 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
32%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 

37%
63%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
Tennessee
n = 54734 / dk = 5057
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
17%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15042 / dk = 1418
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
20%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
83%
9%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee
n = 57007 / dk = 2741
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4
11%
66%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15665 / dk = 783
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
65%
23%

c. The use of time in my school
Tennessee
n = 56899 / dk = 2809
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
59%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 425 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

1
13%
65%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15637 / dk = 793
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
22%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
65%
15%

d. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 56874 / dk = 2879
 
 
 
 

4
13%
60%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 417 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

3
15%
64%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15631 / dk = 824
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
22%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
77%
12%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee
n = 55812 / dk = 3810
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

2
10%
70%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15355 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
78%
9%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee
n = 55754 / dk = 3893
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
12%
66%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15282 / dk = 1135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
73%
19%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee
n = 57737 / dk = 1948
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
25%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15887 / dk = 535
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
4
74%
19%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee
n = 57460 / dk = 2197
 
 
 
 

3
8%
63%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 421 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

1
9%
69%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15797 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
26%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 

8%
69%
23%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee
n = 54017 / dk = 5497
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14767 / dk = 1619
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
61%
17%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Tennessee
n = 58372 / dk = 1477
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
59%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16036 / dk = 434
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
21%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

23%
62%
15%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Tennessee
n = 59041 / dk = 746
 
 
 
 

2
14%
62%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16238 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

2
14%
62%
21%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
30%
52%
15%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Tennessee
n = 54621 / dk = 5256
 
 
 
 

2
10%
62%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 418 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

1
7%
66%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15140 / dk = 1341
 
 
 
 

2
9%
62%
27%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 

81%
19%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Tennessee
n = 52210 / dk = 7250
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 388 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
68%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14302 / dk = 2065
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 

81%
19%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Tennessee
n = 57034 / dk = 2727
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
50%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 424 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
53%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 777
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
18%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
29%
62%
4%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Tennessee
n = 58202 / dk = 1535
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 432 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
57%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15985 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
35%
58%
4

g. Professional development provides teachers with strategies to involve families and other community members as active partners in their children's education.
Tennessee
n = 56907 / dk = 2761
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
50%
15%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 432 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
46%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15616 / dk = 787
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
49%
14%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

56%
40%
4

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Tennessee
n = 58861 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16201 / dk = 226
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
65%
27%

i. Follow up is provided from professional development in this school
Tennessee
n = 56906 / dk = 2672
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
49%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15627 / dk = 753
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
17%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

44%
41%
15%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Tennessee
n = 58158 / dk = 1309
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
59%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15979 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

3
17%
59%
21%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
11%
78%
7%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Tennessee
n = 55629 / dk = 3824
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
48%
16%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 413 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
46%
10%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15274 / dk = 1055
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
48%
15%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 

48%
52%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Tennessee
n = 57963 / dk = 1416
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 433 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
66%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15915 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
76%
8%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to help improve student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58093 / dk = 1149
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 430 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
70%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15991 / dk = 315
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
23%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
85%
12%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52820
 
 

40%
60%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14577
 
 

43%
57%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 

50%
50%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 

86%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 

81%
19%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 

81%
19%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 400
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14525
 
 

46%
54%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

28%
72%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 402
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14626
 
 

59%
41%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee
n = 52803
 
 

49%
51%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 395
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14557
 
 

51%
49%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

40%
60%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
Tennessee
n = 52436
 
 

45%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 396
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14459
 
 

47%
53%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

24%
76%

g. English Language Learners (ELL)
Tennessee
n = 52353
 
 

35%
65%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 394
 
 

28%
72%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14417
 
 

35%
65%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 400
 
 

60%
39%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14593
 
 

62%
38%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 397
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14477
 
 

42%
58%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

24%
76%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 395
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14474
 
 

44%
56%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

37%
62%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 

70%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14601
 
 

55%
45%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 26
 
 

58%
42%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 393
 
 

35%
65%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14424
 
 

34%
66%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

33%
67%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52420
 
 

66%
34%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 389
 
 

68%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14492
 
 

67%
33%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

62%
37%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 392
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14501
 
 

58%
42%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

36%
64%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14380
 
 

54%
46%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23
 
 

52%
48%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14356
 
 

47%
53%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23
 
 

35%
65%

e. English Language Learners (ELL)
Tennessee
n = 51403
 
 

10%
90%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 380
 
 

3
97%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14199
 
 

9%
91%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 

100%

f. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee
n = 51579
 
 

21%
79%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 379
 
 

12%
88%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14265
 
 

22%
78%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

16%
84%

g. Special education (gifted and talented)
Tennessee
n = 51286
 
 

9%
91%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 377
 
 

4%
96%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14169
 
 

9%
91%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

4%
96%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 377
 
 

30%
70%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14251
 
 

35%
65%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 23
 
 

26%
74%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14323
 
 

52%
48%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14279
 
 

38%
62%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

54%
46%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14340
 
 

44%
56%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 25
 
 

72%
28%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 378
 
 

19%
81%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14192
 
 

28%
72%
Carpenters Middle School
n = 24
 
 

4%
96%

Q8.5 Estimate the total number of days in which you participated in professional development in 2012-2013.
      0-1, (approximately 0-8 hours)
      2-4, (approximately 16-32 hours)
      5-7, (approximately 40-56 hours)
  &nb